A Hybrid cloud movement is considered a “key Pillar” in the advancements of Transport for NSW’s IT, but it is confronting critical delays and has already reached near $50 million in cost.
The arrangement with Indian IT Service provider Wipro has likewise now moved to $158 million – which is now reached almost 40% higher since the agreement was first endorsed in November 2018.
The program is a cut out of the previous ‘making IT work for you’ program, a similarly effective project that first began life as the next generational infrastructure service (NGIS) project.
This TfNSW major system is expected to migrate more projects including projects related to speed camera management, NSW driver and vehicle IT system (DRIVES) database, and facial recognition.
Yet, records got under the Government Information (Public Access) Act uncover the planned September completion is now “highly unlikely” after just 21% of applications were moved by April.
As per the report, the migration has been “slower than anticipated”, with just two applications and one integration platform moving in March 2021.
TfNSW chiefs additionally conceded that progress would keep on being delayed throughout the next few months, noticing that only two of the 12 applications scheduled to be migrated in April were probably going to do as such.
“Throughput to the hybrid cloud stays low, further elevating the improbability of finishing up the program by September ,” the report said.
Delays putting decommissioning at risk
Because of the issues, the report shows the agency was arranging “critical planning sessions to remediate the schedule health [of the program]” that it trusted would bring about a way forward.
Yet, regardless of this commitment, the schedule was relied upon to keep on following ‘RED’, with the postponed coordination exercises taking a chance with the schedule for decommissioning legacy applications.
“There is a risk that RDS is unable to complete decommissioning planning and commence decommissioning activities, caused by the late commencement of the planning,” TfNSW said.
“This may result in a delay to the end of the program, [and] risk associated with scheduling of the application planning not allowing for decommissioning priorities or reduced quality of deliverables.”
Resourcing has also been a concern due to “resource burnout caused by the reduced delivery timeframes and increasing workload” and “issues securing appropriate skill and capability” due to Covid-19.
At the time of the contract with Wipro, Roads and Maritime Services said offshoring 20 percent of work in the first year, followed by 30 percent of work in subsequent years, would “complement and strengthen local content and jobs”. Read More>>>
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